Aaron Colverson is a second-year PhD student at the University of Florida studying ethnomusicology, with partnering research in neuropsychology. His passions lie at the crossroads of music, biology, and culture, to develop understanding of music’s function as a tool to facilitate social engagements. He is engaging his recent award of the LEO-BBT scholarship as a steppingstone towards greater awareness and understanding of the value of music as a tool to promote higher quality of life and wellbeing in both individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their surrounding communities.
Title: Music, social engagement, and Alzheimer’s disease
This research aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 17 (Partnerships). This project’s intent is to tilt the balance in Florida towards a deeper understanding of the value of music in the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.